• Location: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 101.59 View price calendar

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Admire one of Morocco’s natural wonders on a day trip to the Ouzoud Falls from Marrakech. Travel into the Atlas Mountains by 4x4 or minivan, and witness the stunning, 360-foot (110-meter) waterfalls as they plunge down rugged cliffs. Take photos from various viewpoints, and, if you wish, visit the caves that house watermills powered by the falls. Watch for local Barbary apes or rainbows above the cascades, and savor lunch at a restaurant along the shaded waterfall path. This small-group tour is limited to 7 people for a personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls
  • Catch sight of a macaque monkey in its natural habitat or a rainbow over the falls!
  • Small-group tour limited to 7 people ensures a more intimate experience
  • Savor a moroccan lunch at a restaurant along the shaded waterfall path with a panoramic view over the falls

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What You Can Expect

Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech

Drive through the spectacular Atlas Mountains on your way to the Ouzoud Waterfalls

You could almost forget you're in the middle of the desert once you see these stunning waterfalls! It's a bit of a trek from top to bottom but a great way to fully experience this wonderful oasis. You might even catch a glimpse of a macaque monkey among the trees! Start your day trip with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned 4x4 or minivan and enjoy the views as you travel northeast to the village of Tanaghmeilt in the Atlas Mountains. Drive through desert hills past palm groves and old villages. As you travel, listen to fascinating facts about the Ouzoud Falls. Hear how their name translates as ‘grinding grain’ in the Berber language and how they rank as the highest natural waterfalls in north Africa.

On arrival, meet your professional and knowledgeable local guide in a walking tour of about one hour and follow the path to the lip of the falls. Then, behold the tiered cascades that tumble from different heights down into a natural amphitheater of red-colored rock cliffs. Absorb the roar of the cascades as you take photos, and with luck, see some of the Barbary apes that congregate by the water or one of the shimmering rainbows that form in the mists wreathed around the plunging waters. Visit several view points to drink in the setting, walk down steps to the base and explore the caves where water mills are used to grind wheat grain into flour — giving the falls their name. Having taken in the full beauty of the area, relax over lunch at one of the restaurants along the path to the falls with an amazing view. Lastly, enjoy your return journey to Marrakech, where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Jennifer D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This place was beautiful. Would highly recommend staying a night there. Would definitely return. Expect long journey.

Monique W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was such an amazing experience!! Everything was perfectly planned and executed. I couldn't have asked for a better guide Abdul! He knew everything about everything. I love history and him being just as excited to share as I was to receive was awesome! The lunch was really tasty and the mint tea was absolutely the best. I would highly recommend seeing this spectacular waterfall and viewing how the people of this community live.

Nicole H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Well worth the time. drive out from Marrakech interesting. Falls are amazing. Great driver and local guide. Lunch was fabulous overlooking falls. Opportunity to look around small town near top of falls before the drive back.

Cathy W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Oh my gosh, this was the most fun of any tour we took. Our guide Mustafa was informative, but had such a good since of humor, it just made the tour so much fun!! Of course, the couple with us, Michael and Sherry from Sacramento were a blast!! Great Tour!! At times the stairs were challenging, but doable!!

Marla Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was a once in lifetime view of a remote mountain gem. Be willing to hike down and back up! some rugged, steep paths. Don't miss the macaque monkeys!

Stacey L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

This was an amazing tour. The waterfalls are absolutely breathtaking. It's a bit of a long journey to get to them about a two hour drive but it is definitely worth it. Our driver was great - he spoke English perfectly and gave us a big insight into Moroccian culture. Our guide at the falls was great too! He taught us a lot about the Berbers and allowed us to ask a lot of questions about their culture. The place we ate lunch has a fantastic view. All around amazing.

My only comment is that you start at the top of the falls and hike your way to the bottom. The hike takes about an hour and is a bit steep. I would not recommend this trip for the elderly.

Gegso

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Great day out into the Atlas Mountains area. The Falls were spectacular and provided a very welcome and refreshing soaking, which was enjoyed by all in 43 degree heat! Have to say the description of a bit of a trek was understating it a bit, and the tour involved more than an hour's hike. The Berber driver/guide Mido was a gentleman and scholar with interesting cultural views. Ibrahim the local guide was easy-going and informative. Highly recommend this break from the thrills and excitement of old Marrakech!

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

What a day this was. Our driver/guide, Ahmed was waiting for us at our pickup point when we came out of the Medina and immediately made us feel welcome. It is a long journey to the falls, over 3.5 hours and Ahmed made the trip very, very pleasant. His English and knowledge of his country were both excellent and he told us many things that we would never have noticed and made the trip seem a lot shorter than what it was. When we arrived at the falls he handed us over to the Berber guide, Ismail, who took us through his village and around the falls. Ismail had lived in the UK for many years so there was no language problem there. During our time on tour we were never taken shopping or hassled in any way which made the day so much more enjoyable. Ahmed went out of his way to make the day so good for me, my Wife and her Sister, he was jovial and nothing was too much trouble. I would highly recommend him and this Day trip out of Marrakech.

Liz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

LOVED this day trip!!! My driver, Ahmed pick me up and whisked me away to Ouzoud falls... about 3 hours from Marrakech. Ahmed was a great driver... I hope you get to meet him....he filled the travel time with laughs and was willing to share information about the Moroccan culture.

The moment you set sights on the second highest waterfall in all of Africa... Victoria Falls is 3 meters higher... it take your breath away!!! The hike around the falls is about an hour and paths are pretty well maintained. Am not going to lie watching the falls in the SVP sitting section with my 2 new friends from the United Kingdom Lauren and Dan while eating lunch... AWESOME!

Adem O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Fantastic trip with funny and friendly driver, guide and everything running like clockwork. One of the highlights of my trip to Marrakech, a must see.

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